We are actively looking for companies that would like to use this technology to bring mass customized products to market, or convert their manufacturing to a digital process and eliminate the time and costs of conventional tooling.
Made for the Assembly Line
About 3D Systems
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3D Systems provides comprehensive 3D products and services, including 3D printers, print materials, on-demand parts services and digital design tools. Its ecosystem supports advanced applications from the product design shop to the factory floor to the operating room. 3D Systems’ precision healthcare capabilities include simulation, Virtual Surgical Planning, and printing of medical and dental devices as well as patient-specific surgical instruments. As the originator of 3D printing and a shaper of future 3D solutions, 3D Systems has spent its 30 year history enabling professionals and companies to optimize their designs, transform their workflows, bring innovative products to market and drive new business models.
The Past and Future of Stereolithography (SLA)
Figure 4 technology gets its name from the Fig. 4 illustration in Chuck Hull’s original patent filing for SLA in 1984. This configuration holds the key to achieving the breakthrough speeds of current Figure 4 installations.
We’ve housed this ultra-fast additive manufacturing technology in discrete modules, allowing it to be placed into automated assembly lines and integrated with secondary processes, including material recovery, washing, curing and finishing steps.
Built to Scale
Figure 4 technology produces parts in minutes, versus hours on conventional systems. Using arrays of manufacturing modules, a finished part can be created every few seconds.
Unlike other photopolymer 3D printing, Figure 4 is capable of manufacturing parts in hybrid materials (multi-mode polymerization) that offer toughness, durability, biocompatibility, high temperature deflection, and even elastomeric properties. This opens the door to new end-use applications in the fields of consumer goods, automotive, aerospace, medical, and beyond.
Figure 4 technology